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The best festive ideas for expats who are alone
The best festive ideas for expats who are ...
The world is getting ready for the New Year's Eve celebrations, and your social media newsfeeds are filled up with family reunions — but you are abroad, and you are alone. Don't let this ruin your mood; there are plenty of things you can do these days to celebrate with the rest of the world, as you deserve. Expat.com gives you five ideas for making this holiday the best of your life!
How is Christmas celebrated in the Northern vs. the Southern Hemisphere?
How is Christmas celebrated in the Northern ...
Scarves, wool socks, a warm and cozy fireplace, eggnog, hot chocolate, Christmas markets, and perhaps even snow — these are some of the things that immediately come to mind when we think of Christmas. In the Northern Hemisphere, this visual image is quite accurate, but in the Southern Hemisphere it's a different story. Expat.com relays some of the distinct ways of celebrating Christmas around the world.
Top 10 cities for expat families
Top 10 cities for expat families
Moving abroad with your family is a daring project that requires proper planning. Quality of life, education, safety, health, leisure, work-life balance, etc., are some of the criteria that have to be taken into account. To help you choose your next destination, Expat.com presents the top 10 cities for expat families according to Homeday's Family Index 2017.
Six good reasons to move abroad
Six good reasons to move abroad
Moving abroad is something that many have considered, but perhaps with a tad of hesitation as it is a big decision to make with plenty of repercussions. There are of course many sides to expatriation, with a lot of pros to consider. Below are six reasons to help you get started.
Escaping the cold: from Quebec to California
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Escaping the cold: from Quebec to California
Jenny spent most of her life in Quebec before she started feeling the need to explore other parts of the world. It was only after giving birth to her second child that her and her husband decided to move to California. Being a stay-at-home mom doesn't mean she's bored. With an online boutique, a blog, and lots of family activities, she is kept busy. Now that she has obtained her Green Card, she's reminiscing about her journey with Expat.com.
Celebrating Thanksgiving as an expat
Celebrating Thanksgiving as an expat
Thanksgiving is widely known to be a traditional celebration in the United States with big family gatherings and lots of food, having originated with the European colonists sharing a meal with a few Native Americans to express gratitude for the autumn harvests. Expat.com gives you a few ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving as an expat.
6 tips for finding your home abroad
6 tips for finding your home abroad
You wish to make a home away from home, but what you should consider when choosing your house abroad? Many criteria such as the city's or town's cost of living, quality of housing, rent prices, neighbourhoods, etc. have to be taken into account – whether you're moving alone or with your family. Here are some useful tips to help you make the right housing choice.
5 of our favourite photoblogs
5 of our favourite photoblogs
A picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of reading up about life in your destination of choice, have a look at some of our bloggers who have shared a wealth of photographs to help you discover what life in their country is really like.
6 ideal jobs for people who love to travel
6 ideal jobs for people who love to travel
Does the thought of visiting exotic locations and discovering new cultures seem more appealing than the daily grind of office life? We have put together a list of ideal jobs for those who want to earn a living without sacrificing their love for travelling.
10 things you should know about Denmark
Denmark
10 things you should know about Denmark
Moving to Denmark is likely to be a thrilling experience – especially when you're aware of the basics such as the language, lifestyle, etc.. To help you understand Denmark better, Frederik Drost has compiled some surprising facts about his country.
The joys of being a French expat in Norway
Norway
The joys of being a French expat in Norway
Anne-Sophie comes from Ardennes, but she spent a few years in Paris before moving to Norway. Three years went by since she's living the dream with her companion in the beautiful town of Tønsberg. Looking back at her journey with mixed feelings – with sheer enthusiasm and nostalgia – here is what she has to say about Norway.
The best destinations for the outdoorsy expat
The best destinations for the outdoorsy expat
Many expats are keen to move to urban centres or popular beach destinations, but where should you move to if you love the outdoors? From mountain climbing and hiking to swimming and diving, there is somewhere to suit your lifestyle and adventurous spirit. We've found what we think are ideal destinations for different outdoorsy types.
The top 5 healthiest countries
The top 5 healthiest countries
Where should you go to keep in shape and prolong your life with a healthy lifestyle? Even if the health bug hasn't bitten you, you may want to move somewhere that will encourage you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We look at the top five healthiest countries according to Bloomberg's 2017 Index.
A detailed view of Russia: Through the eyes of a French expat
Russia
A detailed view of Russia: Through the eyes ...
Diane's never-ending passion for new cultures brought her abroad years ago. Originally from Paris, Diane spent a few years in England before moving to Russia in 2013. For her, Russia is a land of opportunities – both at personal and professional levels. She shares her loving feelings for Russia with Expat.com.
Vegan-friendly cities: Which are they?
Vegan-friendly cities: Which are they?
There was a time when being vegan at a restaurant meant having a salad (possibly even without dressing). However, times have moved on, and more of the world's cities are catering to those who have chosen (for religious, personal, or ethical reasons) to eschew meat. Here are just a few of the countries with cities offering the best of vegan cuisine.
5 easy ways to expand your social network
5 easy ways to expand your social network
We all have this one person among our colleagues, friends, or family that's known as “social butterfly” for their networking skills, dynamic personality, and charismatic social interactions. But you can do it too — grow your network, and therefore grow your chances of finding useful information, support, and exciting job vacancies!  
12 countries in 12 months: The story of an ardent digital nomad
12 countries in 12 months: The story of an ...
A few months ago, Justin Poore took up a challenge — to bid farewell to his regular life, and live in 12 countries in one year. Justin travels light, but there are two things he never leaves behind — his passion for video making and his work. Currently, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this digital nomad has a lot more to see and do! Let's get a glimpse into his never-ending adventures.
10 most gay-friendly countries
10 most gay-friendly countries
Moving abroad can be a complicated decision to take for LGBT expats. Some countries – especially those in Europe and North America – may be more welcoming and tolerant than others regarding LGBT rights. To help you choose your next destination, Expat.com gives you an insight into some of the world's most gay-friendly countries.